Guillotine Riot says “F#ck It!”

My Heart Explodes


“This is what debauchery sounds like.”

GuillotineRiot-02Guillotine Riot is a new punk band, from New York, NY, that I recently stumbled upon. They play raunchy punk rock, or “porno punk”, laced with feminist attitude that sounds like the late, great Betty Blowtorch mixed with riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill. Hell, they even cover my favorite Betty Blowtorch song (“Love/Hate”) on their full-length debut, Fuck It (2014). Great cover, right?

Guillotine Riot is Christa on vocals, Australian-born Freya on bass – wait, what? A female bass player from Australia whose first name ends with an “a”? Awesome! Anyway, the band’s line-up is completed by Colombian-born Alberto on drums and SoCal-born John on guitar. The band’s mission is to spread their “Gospel of Sexual Debauchery”, and, after listening to Fuck It [which was recorded so you can fuck to it“], I am now one of their disciples! Guillotine Riot‘s “porno punk”, which was previously introduced…

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